Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Eeks, how long has it been since my last post post? The time seems to be going past on a blur or frenzied sample making, I seem to have jumped from one urgent job straight into another with no time for myself at all. It's not changing for the next few weeks either and I sure could do with a break and some relaxation. 

I've done a couple of Demos for Creative Expressions in the last month and I have a 3 day Demo at Squires Garden Centre Badshot lea  Farnham on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd July.  It's going to be a 3 day extravaganza (well that's what the owners are aiming for) with other companies demonstrating there too.  We are going to be in a marquis so I hope it's not going to be sweltering hot or freezing cold, if it is I'll either be a puddle on the floor or an ice cube lol.  The lovely Maria Holder will be demonstrating with me.  I'll be domoing mainly metal work and the Grand Calibur (I love this machine almost as much as my Cuttlebug) and Maria will be concentrating mainly on stamping and Ranger products,  I hope we'll have power or I'm going to be stuck with a few techniques.

If your in the area them come along and say hi, get some inspiration and do a spot of crafty retail therapy.  We'd love to see you there.

Right I have oodles of sample to show you, far to many for one post, I think I may crash Blogger if I try and post them all so I'll do the Polka Doodles stuff and the Creative Expressions samples, then I'll do Clarity Stamps and Magazine samples next post.

So Polka Doodles samples coming up.  These are a couple of my Design Team projects for the Polka Doodles challenge blog  .  The papers and text are from A double Sprinkles of Craft CD, the text I printed onto Letrasets Safmat, such a brilliant product if you haven't tried it yet WHY NOT? You can use it on almost anything, the world is your oyster.
I printed images from A double Sprinkles of Craft CD on Safmat for the vase below, I love bees so I was drawn to these little images as soon as I saw them.
An easel card with a difference here, I wanted to make the trees look like they were standing on there own so I made the top part with Acetate.  The images are from A Sundae of Seasons CD.
 Right Creative Expressions samples now, this first batch is using metalwork on the cards. I also used Spellbinders dies, Creative Expressions embossing folders and stamp sets.  I have to say I'm loving the new Steampunk stamps.
 The remaining set are using a variety of products all sold by Creative Expressions
That's it for now. Happy crafting to you.


Vintage Milly said...

Oh wow, these are all fab Dee, I saw your stuff on the Sam Poole show the other day and I wondered if it was you,
have a lovely day,

Karen said...

They're all stunning Dee. I too saw some of this on tv and thought it looked like your work. Try not to overdo it and take some time for tea/coffee and cake break! lol K

lollipopdaisy said...

Well done you on your marathon of samples!!
I really like the Steampunk too. Cogs and machines, ideas and imagination.... All clever stuff.
Anyway, enjoyed your blog Hun. Just make sure you get some rest.
dL xxx

Gillian said...

Your cards are just stunning, love all of them, you've certainly been very busy x

Especially_For_You said...

Wow, such beautiful creations, love them ALL! I am now a follower. :)

Stop by my new craft blog, Made Especially For You. It's still in its early stages but I have many creative plans for it!


Little Brown Rabbit said...

a french pleat would be fab but alas my hair is not long enough :(

You have been super busy, I hope you manage to sneak in a bit of r & r somewhere x

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the Tatty Button one :) xx